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The goal of the Division of Education is to prepare students to teach in a culturally diverse society. The programs, which combine liberal arts education and strong professional preparation, are designed to instill in students the highest standard of professional behavior. Spring Hill graduates make a difference in the lives of their students.

Undergraduate majors lead to teacher certification in early childhood education, elementary education and secondary education. Course work in teacher education combines lecture and discussion in the college classroom, with extensive laboratory experiences in the local schools. The professional sequence culminates in a full-time internship in an approved, local school.

“A degree from Spring Hill is the gold standard for education in this region."

-Christopher Agee (Graduate 2007)

A Distinctive Program

Do you dream about changing lives and impacting future generations? Are you passionate about connecting with children and their families? Do you believe cutting-edge technology is crucial in today’s classrooms?

At Spring Hill College, our teacher education program goes far beyond academics and lesson plans. We give you the skills and tools needed to engage students, stimulate creativity, and develop learning communities which embrace diversity and promote excellence.

From your very first education class at SHC, you’ll spend time in local schools gaining real-world experience. As our class sizes are small, you’ll receive personalized attention from professors who care about you, your goals, and your interests.

Concentration Areas:

Early Childhood: Students who major in early childhood education follow a degree program designed to meet the requirements for teacher certification in nursery through grade three.

Elementary:  Students who major in elementary education follow a degree program that meets the requirements for teacher certification in kindergarten through the sixth grade.

Secondary:  Students who major in secondary education follow a degree program that leads to teacher certification at the high school level (grades six through twelve). Secondary teaching fields are biology, English language arts, general social science, history, mathematics, and Spanish.